The Vicar of St. Martin’s and Archdeacon of Stonnington, Ven. Sam Goodes, completed his Master of Divinity in 2007, studying through the United Faculty of Theology, and his Anglican formation at Trinity College Theological School.
He comes to ordained ministry from a long career in nursing, having specialised in Infectious Diseases Medicine at both the Royal Adelaide Hospital and The Alfred. His particular speciality was HIV Medicine, and he has a passion for inclusion and social justice as a result of this focus.
Since Ordination, in 2008, Sam has served as Assistant Curate at St. Andrew’s, Brighton, and has been Vicar of St. Martin’s since February, 2011. He believes in a critical theology, one which wrestles with the tension between the search for answers and the acknowledgement that God is ultimately a mystery whom we can only experience, not so much understand.
His various regular writings; Sermons, From the Vicar, reflect this struggle, and seek to encourage people to enter more deeply into this mystery of faith.
Each week I prepare a short reflection "From the Vicar", for inclusion in the Pewsheet. A copy of this may be found here.
To read my recent Sermons, click here.